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‘Keep an eye out for No. 56’

‘Keep an eye out for No. 56’

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes The grin McNary High School grad Perry Groves gets when you ask him what he’s most excited about in regard to his future as a Portland State University linebacker is infectious. “I’m really excited for everything,” Groves, who plans to study mechanical engineering, said. “I wanted to find […]

Salem-Keizer falls to AquaSox in 13 innings

Salem-Keizer falls to AquaSox in 13 innings

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 13-inning home game with Everett ended with the Volcanoes on the losing side Tuesday, 6-5. Salem-Keizer performed well in some ways, including a rebound from starting pitcher Jose Reyes, allowing no AquaSox player to reach base in five innings following a three-run top of the first for Everett. […]

Volcanoes in third after see-saw week

Volcanoes in third after see-saw week

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes June 18: Volcanoes 8, Hillsboro 6 Salem-Keizer overcame a 5-2 Hillsboro lead to spoil the Hops’ home opener and even its record at 3-3. Trailing by three runs after four innings, the Volcanoes scored three runs in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. After […]

MHS, PSU alum kicking for Thunder

MHS, PSU alum kicking for Thunder

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes It’s surprising to hear Zach Ramirez talk about his success at Portland State University as “unexpected.” Ramirez, who went by Zach Brown when he was a Celtic at McNary High School, started racking up school records as a sophomore and continued growth led to his being named as […]

After All-Star win, Volcanoes hit wall

After All-Star win, Volcanoes hit wall

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes A 16-3 victory over a college all-star team June 12 helped prepare the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes for the 2014 season. The game, which featured home runs by Shilo McCall and newcomer Fernando Pujadas, showed the fans in Volcanoes Stadium several new as well as returning players as Salem-Keizer manager Gary […]

Volcanoes fall 11-2 in season opener

Volcanoes fall 11-2 in season opener

By HERB SWETT For the Keizertimes An 11-2 loss to the Vancouver Canadians, last year’s Northwest League champion, opened the 2014 season for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes June 13 at home before a crowd of 3,552. Drew Leenhouts, an all-star pitcher last year, had a rough start, giving up two runs in the first inning and […]

Hittner signs with Lutes

Hittner signs with Lutes

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Garrett Hittner made the same impression on Jud Keim that he makes on many people. “We thought highly of him from day one,” said Keim, assistant head coach of the Pacific Lutheran University football team. “He’s a great character kid: humble, heart for others, a good sense of […]

‘Goose’ lands with George Fox Bruins

‘Goose’ lands with George Fox Bruins

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Isaac Parker, head coach of the McNary High School football program, remembers the very first moment he saw Hayden Gosling throw a football. “I remember seeing him throw the ball in the gym with some buddies, and I texted Coach (Josh) Vanlue right away and said, ‘I think […]

Softball coach takes cues from her time as a Celtic

Softball coach takes cues from her time as a Celtic

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Lucy Shaw’s McNary High School volleyball and softball teams did quite well for themselves in her senior year, but don’t ask her for the number of wins and losses. “I remember what happened on the bus trip to the state tournament or what happened at the hotel, not […]

MHS alum building community around Royal Scot hoops

MHS alum building community around Royal Scot hoops

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Some days, Matt Espinoza is still trying to figure out just how the McNary High School varsity basketball team went on a 23-4 tear through the ranks of the OSAA in his senior year, 2002-03.. “We started the season 1-2, we weren’t the most athletic team, we had […]

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